Public Event



            
Networking at the Speed of Light

Philip Godfrey
Computer Science
CAS Beckman Fellow 2014-15

Networking at the Speed of Light

Our interactive experiences on the Internet depend on low latency, where even milliseconds matter. In principle latencies could nearly match the speed of light. But today, the Internet is typically more than 10x and often more than 100x slower than this bound. Professor Godfrey and his research team are proposing a grand challenge for the networking research community: a speed-of-light Internet. He will discuss the causes of latency inflation in the Internet and exciting opportunities to achieve the vision of a nearly speed-of-light Internet.